Control Immigration Officer (Inspectorate)

Reference number: HRMC 41/14/3

SALARY: R227 802 to R268 338 per annum (Level 8). In addition a range of competitive benefits are offered.

CENTRE: Western Cape: Refugee Reception Centre: Cape Town. Equity Requirements: Indian Male / Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

REQUIREMENTS: A 3 year Diploma / Degree in Law / Social Science / Policing or a 3 year NQF level 6 qualification in the related field with 2-3 years’ relevant experience and / or a Grade 12 Certificate and 3 years’ relevant experience in an enforcement environment - A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the public sector - Knowledge and understanding of all Acts and Regulations administered by the Department - Knowledge and understanding of the Criminal Procedure Act, International Treaties, Public Service Regulatory Framework and the South African Constitution - Liaison and Interpersonal skills, customer orientation, problem solving skills, strong investigative and analytical skills •Planning and organizing skills, computer literacy, good verbal and written communication skills - A valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel and work irregular hours.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks: - Investigate syndicates involved in complex crime that involves smuggling of migrants, human trafficking and illegal mass production of enabling documentation such as birth certificates, travel documents, permits, VISAS, Identity Documents and theft of face value documents - Interview Informants, suspects and witnesses - Coordinate investigation efforts, follow up tasks and provide information to analysts to identify patterns, series and trends as quick as possible - Prepare necessary investigative reports and documentation for court cases - Appear and testify in official proceedings - Keep records and background information on criminals - The investigators must frequently interact on a professional basis with other law enforcement officials and state prosecutors - Assume a high degree of accountability for delivering the highest quality on immigration crime investigated - Maintain in a state of readiness all technical equipment assigned vehicles - Perform other duties as assigned and required - Must accept scheduled after hours stand by duty every week - Whilst on standby, must be readily available at all times at any hour of the day or night to attend to requests for services on call.

ENQUIRIES: Western Cape: Mr M Pienaar, Tel No: (021) 488 1409 / 10

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct applications to: Western Cape Province: Postal address: Private Bag X 9103, Cape Town, 8000 Physical address: 4th Floor, Faircape Building, 56 Barrack Street, Cape Town, 8001

The Department of Home Affairs is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) through the filling of positions. Candidates whose appointment / transfer / promotion will further the objective of representivity will receive preference.

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career in a rapidly changing organisation? The Department of Home Affairs has embarked on an extensive turnaround programme, aimed at developing a culture of responsiveness and improved service delivery. We are looking for committed, passionate and talented individuals to form part of a new leadership team, equipped with the right skills to deliver a world-class service. If you have what it takes to serve the needs of South Africa’s citizens, residents and visitors – and your credentials meet the requirements of any of the following positions - then respond before the closing date. Join our leadership team in transforming our vision into a reality.

APPLICATIONS: Applications must be sent in time to the correct address as indicated at the bottom of each position, to reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications send to a wrong address and / or received after the closing date or those that do not comply with the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. In the event of hand-delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register as proof of application.

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable from any Public Service department or at and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant) and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (with an original certification stamp). It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority. Where a valid driver’s licence is a requirement, applicants must attach certified copies of such licences. No faxes or e-mailed applications will be considered. If no contact is made within three months of the closing date, please accept that the application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance procedures. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a competency assessment. Candidates who possess a tertiary qualification, as well as those who promote representivity (especially People with Disability), are encouraged to apply.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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